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national interest, to send additional 30,000 united states troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time, he announced the schedule for their withdrawal. a goal that has been met. 33,000, u.s. troops took part in the surge, 10,000 were out by july of last year and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder, saying it is important to underscore even as our surge troops return home there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan along side their nato and afghan partners, we are a nation at war. the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now, those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final troops home is still 2014. >>> back here good news for anyone who relies on san francisco's great highway for their commute. the project that closed southbound lanes from lincoln to skyline boulevard will be completed monday. four days ahead of schedule. dump instruction
of state hillary clinton is spending this labor day holiday in indonesia urging states to present a united front in their dealings with china. she will be in the capital today to offer u.s. support for a regionally endorsed plan to ease tensions by implementing a code of conduct for all claims of disputed islands jakarta is the headquarters for the nations. the u.s. hopes progress will be made before a sum nate president obama plans to attend. >>> a dog with a nose for mussels is working to stop a mess beingy -- a pesky infestation. sniffing out the mussels wreaking havoc in lake sonoma and mendocino. they are attaching themselves to the bottom of boats reproduce quickly over taking waterways and does straying habitats and fisheries. caused more than 500 million dollars in damage nationwide. the dog is randomly expecting boats. >>> 4:57. we are following developing news vallejo. serious questions are raised about fatal police shooting. we are there live with the latest on the investigation. >>> california delegate sent packing after trouble at the democratic national convention. >>> part g
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